Biodiversity hotspots

A biodiversity hotspot is an area with unusual concentration of species, many of which are endemic. It is marked by serious threat to its biodiversity by humans. The concept was given in 1988 by Norman Myers. 
Qualification for Biodiversity Hotspot
To qualify as a hotspot, a region must meet two strict criteria:

Endemism: it must contain at least 1,500 species of vascular plants (> 0.5 …

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